Popcorn Hat Players Children's Theatre


Popcorn Hat Players (PHP) Children’s Theatre has been entertaining children and their families since 1993, bringing fairy tales, folk tales and fables to new audiences every year. Using creative comedy and improvisation, the Players write original adaptations and breathe new life into unforgettable stories. PHP presents 7 mainstage productions each year at Gamut Theatre, and takes 2 productions on tour from rural areas to inner-city venues.

The Popcorn Hat Players are consistently named “Simply the Best” Children’s Entertainment by the readers of Harrisburg Magazine, and was the only arts group named in the Top Ten Most Innovative Non-Profits in Central Pennsylvania, as determined by the Central PA Business Journal for its ground-breaking Theatre Alive! program in the inner-city schools.

All Public Popcorn Hat Performances are on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
Check the season calendar below for specific show dates. 

 Wednesday and Thursday matinee performances are for groups of 20 or more and must be scheduled at least one week in advance. For scheduling, please contact Michelle at the Box Office (717-238-4111) for more information. 


Adult/Child: $8 each
Groups of 20-49: $6 each
Groups of 50+: $5 each

All Popcorn Hat Players Performances are General Admission Seating

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the Box Office
Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., at 717-238-4111 or by emailing

Tickets will be available online for all performances up until 2 hours before show time. At that time, ticket sales will temporarily close. Tickets will be available at the Box Office 30 minutes before show time. 


2017–2018 Season